The autumn months (March through May) are the most popular time to visit Alice Springs. This is when the climate is cooler but not quite as cold as the winter months. The average temperature ranges from 12°C to 27°C and rainfall is generally minimal.
While being the cheapest it is also the busiest. Expect to see larger crowds and more traffic. With increased occupancy accommodation may be more expensive. It is recommended to book in advance to secure the best prices and ensure your chosen accommodation is available.
Winter can be a cheaper alternative but make sure to plan for the climate. The evenings can get cold with temperatures dropping below zero at times overnight. Spring can also be a great choice, the weather is warmer but expect some heavy rainfall.
When is it cheapest to visit Alice Springs?
The summer months can be a cheaper time to visit Alice Springs. It is, however, the hottest time of the year. Temperatures can range from 20°C to 35°C degrees and even go over 40°C. The climate is dry and arid and travelling around during the day may be uncomfortable.
While it is possible to visit in summer many travellers prefer to visit at a time of year when conditions are milder.
How long should I plan to visit the Northern Territory?
Between Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru and the many national parks there is a lot to see and do in the Northern Territory. While you could see all the highlights relatively quickly it is recommended to spend a week at minimum to enjoy more of what this region has to offer.